Christine Trudeau, KYUK - Bethel
A former rural educator is about to become Alaska’s next governor. How the Dunleavy administration addresses public education policy is a big question looming over rural schools across the state.
As the ink dried on Gov. Walker’s signature finalizing the Alaska Native Linguistic Emergency Administrative Order, Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott went to Bethel to speak about what the order can do. He also took a moment to recognize public broadcasting’s John Active, who made major contributions to keeping language alive in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. Listen now
On Thursday, June 7, the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta gathered to honor and lay to rest Alaska’s own beloved legendary broadcaster and storyteller, John Active. Listen now
Last week KYUK got a visit from Indian Country Today’s new managing editor, Mark Trahant. A longtime independent journalist, Trahant has been coming to Alaska for decades and served as a college professor at UAA.
Bethel residents will be asked to vote again this October on whether to have legal sales of alcohol in town. A petition has gathered enough signatures to put the local option issue back on the city’s October ballot. Listen now
Relocating the Newtok school into a temporary building at Mertarvik will be delayed until the fall of 2019. What’s the hold up? The Newtok Village Council informed the Lower Kuskokwim School District that the problem is a lack of housing. Listen now
For the first time ever, this year's Cama-i Dance Festival will have traditional Yup'ik talking and healing circles for men and women on opening day. Listen now
A bill to declare a state of emergency for Alaska Native Languages has moved out of one state House committee and into another. House Concurrent Resolution (HCR) 19 saw widespread testimonial support from Alaska Native academics, Tribal members, and non-Native Alaskans as well. Listen now
Mining companies are putting money into a campaign to defeat the “Stand for Salmon” fish protection initiative. Listen now
Studying high school science in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta comes with a whole new textbook. A textbook that’s free, open source, available in print and digital formats, and customized geographically to rural southwestern Alaska. Listen now
Native language experts are urging the state to declare a "linguistic emergency," and work with tribes to open a discussion about the endangerment of indigenous languages. Listen now
Several students have been caught selling marijuana edibles at Bethel Regional High School. The incidents took place this past September to early October. Parents contacted the Lower Kuskokwim School District staff with suspicions that their children might be involved. Listen now
Over the last month and a half, a decade-long project to move the village of Newtok, in the Yukon Delta, is finally beginning to take shape. Last Thursday a ribbon cutting was held in Mertarvik, which means “a place for water”. The new community is safely above the rising water, which threatens village of Newtok. Listen now
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